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House of Lords Journal Volume 64: 30 March 1832

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 64, 1831-1832. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.].

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Die Veneris, 30° Martii 1832.

DOMINI tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Dux Cumberland.
Archiep. Cantuar.
Ds. Brougham & Vaux, Cancellarius.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Kilmoren.
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Ds. Belhaven & Stenton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Holland.
Ds. Sundridge & Hamilton.
Ds. Montagu.
Ds. Suffield.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Auckland.
Ds. Selsey.
Ds. Stuart of Castle Stuart.
Ds. De Dunstanville & Bassett.
Ds. Lilford.
Ds. Redesdale.
Ds. Ellenborough.
Ds. Arden.
Ds. Mont Eagle.
Ds. Hill.
Ds. Meldrum.
Ds. Clanbrassill.
Ds. Bexley.
Ds. Penshurst.
Ds. Wharncliffe.
Ds. Tenterden.
Ds. Plunket.
Ds. Rosebery.
Ds. Clanwilliam.
Ds. Wynford.
Ds. Fingall.
Ds. Sefton.
Ds. Cloncurry.
March. Lansdowne, Præses.
Dux Wellington.
March. Bute.
March. Cleveland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Jersey.
Comes Poulett.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes De Lawarr.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Malmesbury.
Comes Wicklow.
Comes Rosslyn.
Comes Powis.
Comes Grey.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Minto.
Comes Glengall.
Comes Eldon.
Comes Falmouth.
Comes Howe.
Comes Vane.
Vicecom. Sydney.
Vicecom. Hood.
Vicecom. Sidmouth.
Vicecom. Lorton.
Vicecom. Gordon.
Vicecom. Beresford.
Vicecom. Goderich.
Ds. Melbourne, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Napier.

PRAYERS.

Rhodes v. De Beauvoir.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein William Rhodes is Appellant, and Richard Benyon De Beauvoir is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next, Half past Eleven o'Clock.

Ld. Stuart of Castle Stuart takes the Oaths.

This Day Francis Lord Stuart of Castle Stuart took the Oaths, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Belfast Railway Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from the Cave-Hill to the Harbour of Belfast, in the County of Antrim."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Exmouth Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Burnt House, in the Parish of Lympstone, in the County of Devon, to Exmouth, in the same County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Manchester Improvement Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for widening and improving a Part of London Road, in the Parish of Manchester and County of Lancaster; and also for effecting Improvements in the Streets and other Places within the Town of Manchester."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Vinehall Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually repairing and widening the Road from the Turnpike Road at Vinehall to Cripps's Corner, and from thence to Staplecross, and from Cripps's Corner to Taylor's Corner, in the County of Sussex, and a Piece of Road communicating therewith."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords present this Day:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Birmingham & Stonebridge Road Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from Birmingham (through Elmdon) to Stonebridge, in the County of Warwick," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Knox v. Malcolm.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Knox, Timber Merchant in Paisley; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 29th of January and 9th of July 1831; and also of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 20th January and 7th February 1832, in so far as they contain Findings and Decernitures against the Petitioner; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Malcolm, Writer in Edinburgh, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Malcolm may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Friday the 27th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of his known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Humphrys to enter into a Recogce on Newdegate's et al. Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Ambrose Humphrys of No. 22, Upper Wimpole Street, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permited to enter into a Recognizance for Charles Newdigate Newdegate, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they residing in the Country:"

The same was agreed to; and Ordered accordingly.

Trustees of Warrington Charity School Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Blackburne of Hale, in the County of Lancaster, Esquire; John Arthur Borron, late of Warrington, but now of Little Woolden, both in the said County, Esquire; James Stanton of Thelwall, in the County of Chester, Esquire; Joseph Lee of Warrington aforesaid, Merchant; Edward Greenall of Appleton, in the said County of Chester, Brewer; and John Howard, late of Warrington aforesaid, Sail Cloth Manufacturer, but now of Manchester, in the said County of Lancaster, the Trustees of the Blue Coat Charity School in Warrington, in the said County of Lancaster; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Baron Bayley and Mr. Justice Patteson, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Dr. Lee's et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of John Lee of Hartwell, in the County of Buckingham, and of Doctors Commons, London, Doctor of Laws; William Edward Fiott Esquire, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, now residing at Liege, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Nicholas Fiott of Edgeware, in the County of Middlesex, Clerk; Philadelphia Lee of Totteridge Park, in the County of Hertford, a Spinster; Louisa Arrowsmith of Totteridge Park aforesaid, Widow; and Thomas Ryder of Hendon, in the County of Middlesex, and of the Charter House, London, Esquire; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Park and Mr. Justice Alderson, with similar Directions to those given to the Judges on the last-mentioned Petition.

Scotch Creditors Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bernal and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue until the Fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, and from thence to the End of the then next Session of Parliament, an Act of the Fifty-fourth Year of King George the Third, for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Sugar Duties Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bernal and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty, until the Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, certain Duties on Sugar imported into the United Kingdom, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and thirty-two;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bristol Blind Asylum Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bernal and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for better governing and regulating an Institution in the City of Bristol called and known by the Name of "The Bristol Asylum or School of Industry for the Blind;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

London Bridge Approaches Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Alderman Wood and others;

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend several Acts relating to London Bridge and the Approaches thereto;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Liverpool & Manchester Railway Bill:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Viscount Sandon and others;

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling The Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company to make a Branch Railway; and for amending and enlarging the Powers and Provisions of the several Acts relating to such Railway;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Papers delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Charles Crafer, from the Treasury, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of several Acts of Parliament,

Public Offices:

"An Account of every Increase and Diminution which has taken place, within the Year 1831, in the Number of Persons employed in all Public Offices or Departments, or in the Salaries, Emoluments, Allowances and Expences which may have taken place, or been paid, granted, received or incurred for and in respect to all Officers and Persons belonging to or employed in or by or in the Service of all Public Offices or Departments; specifying the Amount and Nature thereof, and distinguishing in such Account every Increase and Diminution in the Amount of all Allowances or Compensations granted or allowed as Retired Allowances or Superannuations to any Person or Persons having held any Office, Place or Employment in any such Public Office or Department, or having been employed in any Manner in any Public Services under any such Office or Department; and also specifying in every such Account the Grounds upon which every such Increase or Diminution in the Establishment of any such Public Office or Department, or of any such Salary, Emolument, Allowance or Compensation or Superannuation as aforesaid, shall have been made, granted or allowed:"

Arrears & Balances of Public Accountants:

And also, "Return of the Arrears and Balances due from Public Accountants on the 5th Day of January 1832, so far as relates to the Accounts audited and prepared for Declaration by the Commissioners for auditing the Public Accounts."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

Offices held by W. H. Scott.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Seton, from the Register Office of the Court of Chancery, attended;"

He was called in; and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 12th of this instant March,

"A Return of all Offices held by The Honorable William Henry John Scott by Appointment under the Great Seal, with a Description of such Offices, and the Form and Date of Appointment to each, distinguishing those in Possession and in Reversion, with an Account of the Emoluments received by him from each of such Offices, upon an Average of the last Three Years."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Return do lie on the Table.

Tithes, (Ireland,) Petition from Kilbrittain & Coolbanaher, &c. respecting.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders and Farmers of the Parish of Kilbrittain, Diocese of Cork, Ireland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to relieve their Sufferings by abolishing some of those oppressive and unjust Imposts, particularly Tithes, with which they are overwhelmed, and which it is almost next to impossible for them longer to bear:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders of the Parishes of Coolbanaher and Ardee, in the Queen's County, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That Tithes and Church Lands may be appropriated to the Maintenance and Support of the poor and infirm, to the Erection and Support of Churches, Hospitals and Schools, and to the Support of the Clergy who minister to the Wants of the Flocks committed to their Charge:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Reform (England) Bill, Petitions from Bradford Political Union & Essex in

Upon reading the Petition of the Individuals whose Names are thereunto subscribed, Members of Council of the Political Union of the Town of Bradford, in the County of Wilts; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales;" and praying, "That their Lordships will throw no Obstacle in the passing of the same, (thereby disappointing the just Wishes of Millions,) but pass the same with as little Delay as the Forms of this House will admit:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Essex, duly convened at Chelmsford; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill, and praying their Lordships "to re-consider the vital Question of Reform, and pass the said Bill into a Law:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Summons of the Lords, Order for, discharged.

It was moved, "That the Order made on Monday last, "That all the Lords be summoned to attend the Service of the House on Thursday the 5th of April next," be now read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Order be discharged.

Reform (England) Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales," be read a Second Time on Monday the 9th of April next; and that the Lords be summoned.

Papers Ordered:

Regulations affecting Demands on Zemindars:

Ordered, That there be laid before this House, "Copies of any Regulations of the Government of Fort St. George, confirmed by the Court of Directors of The East India Company, limiting in point of Time, or otherwise affecting, the pecuniary Demands of British Subjects upon Zemindars under their Authority:"

Tribute due from Zemindary of Nozeed to East India Co.

And also, "An Account of the Tribute due from the Zemindary of Nozeed to The East India Company in each Year, from the Year 1784 to the present Time, inclusive; and of the Sum received on account of such Tribute in each of the said Years."

Zemindar of Nozeed Bill, Melville to attend.

Ordered, That James Cosmo Melville Esquire, Auditor of The East India Company, do attend this House on the 13th Day of April next, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing for the Discharge of a Claim in respect of Monies advanced by the late James Hodges Esquire on Security of the Lands of the late Zemindar of Nozeed and Mustaphanagur, in the District of Fort Saint George, in the East Indies, now under the Government of The Honorable the East India Company," stands committed.

Education, (Ireland,) Petition from Leicester in favor of proposed Plan.

Upon reading the Petition of the Householders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Leicester, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; expressing their high Opinion of and great Satisfaction at the late Plan which has been adopted by His Majesty's Ministers and sanctioned by the Commons House for the Education of the Poor in Ireland; and praying their Lordships "to approve the same;" and further praying their Lordships "not to be misled by, or attach any Importance to, a Petition which has been secretly and clandestinely got up at Leicester, and is about to be forwarded to this House, (praying their Lordships not to sanction the liberal and enlightened Plan which His Majesty's Ministers have adopted,) which Petition the Petitioners beg leave to assure their Lordships by no means represents the Feeling and Sentiments of this Town, which has been submitted to no Public Meeting, sanctioned by no Public Act or Declaration, and is altogether as Foreign to the Feelings of the Community as it is in its Prayer and Purpose to the Education and Interests of the Irish People:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Factories, Petition from Bury for limiting Hours of Labour in.

Upon reading the Petition of the Operative Spinners and others, Inhabitants of Bury, in the County of Lancaster, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to pass the Measure limiting the Hours at which it shall be lawful for Children to work in Factories to not more than Ten Hours for Five Days in the Week, and Eight Hours on Saturdays; that their Lordships would affix adequate Penalties on the Act of keeping the Works of any Factory in Motion longer than for the Period above named, and also totally to prohibit working in the Night:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Education, (Ireland,) Petitions against proposed Plan: (Rochester, &c:)

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Rochester, Chatham, Strood and the Vicinity, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will refuse their Sanction to any Measures for the Support of a National System of Education for Ireland, unless the Instruction it offers be founded on the entire Word of God, and unless it encourages the free and general Use of the Holy Scriptures amongst all Descriptions of Persons:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Clergymen of Diocese of Exeter:

Upon reading the Petition of the Clergymen of the Diocese of Exeter, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will refuse their Sanction to the Plan of Education of the Poor of Ireland proposed by His Majesty's Ministers:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

White Roothing:

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of White Roothing, Essex, and its Neighbourhood, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships would discountenance the proposed Plan of selecting Extracts from the Scriptures for the Purpose of educating the Poor of Ireland, and reject every Plan of partial Selection which would invade the Integrity of Truth:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Kilmalooda.

Upon reading the Petition of the Landholders and Inhabitants of the Parish of Kilmalooda, in the County of Cork, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will provide that all Grants of Public Money for National Education in Ireland be applied only in Support of those Schools where the free Use of the entire Word of God is admitted among all Denominations, or else that these Grants be withdrawn altogether:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Malt Drawback, (Ireland,) Petition of Distillers, Londonderry, for Abolition of.

Upon reading the Petition of the Licensed Distillers in Londonderry, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to abolish altogether the Drawback on Malt imported into Ireland, or to suspend the Spirit Intercourse between Ireland and Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Sir T. Slingsby's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Slingsby of Scriven, in the County of York, Baronet, and of Charles Slingsby of Loftus Hill, in the said County, Esquire, on behalf of himself and of his Infant Children Charles Slingsby and Emma Louisa Catherine Slingsby; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Littledale and Mr. Justice Taunton, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Prescription Bill presented.

The Lord Tenterden presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for shortening the Time of Prescription in certain Cases."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Prescription (Tithes) Bill presented.

The Lord Tenterden also presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for shortening the Time required in Claims of Modus decimandi, or Exemption from or Discharge of Tithes."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Coin Laws Bill presented.

The Lord Auckland presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws against Offences relating to the Coin."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.